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Stay in the loop with the Windy City’s biggest news.

Angela Cheng

The Rundown Podcast - Show Tile

Stay in the loop with the Windy City’s biggest news.

Angela Cheng

Big day at the city council, police union election results, mayoral endorsements

Chicago’s city council made decisions on funding to aid migrants, ticketing and surveillance for downtown motorists, and its own independence from the mayor’s office. Two more big endorsements came through in Chicago’s race for mayor. Chicago cops who voted in this month’s Fraternal Order Police election rejected most Black and female candidates — just like in past elections.

Stay in the loop with the Windy City’s biggest news.

Angela Cheng

   

Chicago’s city council made decisions on funding to aid migrants, ticketing and surveillance for downtown motorists, and its own independence from the mayor’s office. Two more big endorsements came through in Chicago’s race for mayor. Chicago cops who voted in this month’s Fraternal Order Police election rejected most Black and female candidates — just like in past elections.

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